Education Reform One Step Away in Iowa - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Education Reform One Step Away in Iowa

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Falls From Eagle Point Park Cliff

    Man Falls From Eagle Point Park Cliff

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:58 GMT
     Medforce landed in Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA. this evening after a man fell from a cliff there.More >>
     Medforce landed in Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA. this evening after a man fell from a cliff there.More >>
  • Man Found Shot In Rural Scott County-UPDATED

    Man Found Shot In Rural Scott County-UPDATED

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:56:57 GMT
    UPDATE: Officials are asking for help locating a van they say is involved in a shooting that happened early Monday morning. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received the call around...More >>
    UPDATE: Officials are asking for help locating a van they say is involved in a shooting that happened early Monday morning. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received the call around...
    More >>
  • Two Boats Collide Near Clinton

    Two Boats Collide Near Clinton

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:03:52 GMT
    One person was taken to the hospital after two boats collided in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa over the weekend.The crash happened...More >>
    One person was taken to the hospital after two boats collided in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa over the weekend.The crash happened...More >>

It's been a bill in the works for several years - but now education reform in Iowa is just the Governor's signature away from being signed into law.

But what does it really mean for students and teachers in the state?

One of the biggest things this bill does is set allowable growth into the future.

That term is used to say how much more money school districts will receive per student per year - on top of the $6,001 dollars they already get.

Knowing what to expect let's local schools plan for the future. 

And now the know they'll get 2% more next year and 4% the year after.

The bill also raises the minimum starting salary for new teachers - up to $32,000 per year. 

That is meant to keep talented young teachers in the state after they graduate college.

And this bill will mean a bigger push for more technology being used across the state. 

Lawmakers want to try and bring every district up to the same level in the coming years. 

There is more to the bill that deals with many different pieces of the educational system. 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.